Competition Program - Feature Films
Carmen, Romania, 88 min. Director: Doru Nițescu, Screenplay: Tudor Voican, Doru NițescuRunaway Day
, Greece, Black & White, 80 min. Director and screenplay: Dimitris BavellasREGIONAL PREMIERES
Talea, Austria, 75 min. Director: Katharina Mückstein, Screenplay: Selina Gnos, Katharina Mückstein
With Mom / Sa Mamom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Slovenia, 80 min.
Director and screenplay: Faruk Lončarević
Wolf / Lupu, Romania, 77 min. Director and screenplay: Bogdan Mustață
In Bloom / Grzeli Nateli Dgeebi, Georgia, 102 min. Director: Nana Ekvtimishvili ♀, Simon Groß, Screenplay: Nana Ekvtimishvili ♀ . ISA: Memento
Soldate Jeannette, Austria, 79 min. Director and screenplay: Daniel Hoesl
A Stranger / Obrana I Zaštita, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 87 min. Director and screenplay: Bobo Jelčić. Berlinale Forum.
When Evening Falls On Bucharest Or Metabolism / Când Se Lasă Seara Peste Bucureşti Sau Metabolism, Romania, 93 min. Director and screenplay: Corneliu Porumboiu
A Slave (Bosnia and Herzegovina) by Bosnian director Pjer Žalica, known internationally for fiction films Days and Hours and Fuse [trailer]
Autofocus, director: Boris Poljak (Croatia)
Crazy About You, Danilo Marunović (Montenegro)
Escape, Srdjan Keča (Serbia-Bosnia and Herzegovina) who was the winner of Best Central and East European Documentary Award at Jihlava for Mirage and Best Balkan Documentary at Prizren Dokufest for A Letter to Dad
Finding Family, Chris Leslie, Oggi Tomic (Bosnia and Herzegovina-UK)
Patient, Zdenko Jurilj (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Screens, Hanna Slak ♀(Slovenia-Bosnia and Herzegovina-Germany)
Here... I Mean There, Laura Capatana – Juller♀ (Romania), winner of Romanian Days Award For Feature Film at the Transylvania International Film Festival
Married to the Swiss Franc, Arsen Oremović (Croatia)
Mother Europe, Petra Seliškar♀ (Slovenia-Macedonia-Croatia) whose Grandmothers of Revolution played in Sarajevo’s documentary competition in 2006
Yugoslavia, How Ideology Moved Our Collective Body, Marta Popivoda ♀(Serbia-France-Germany) which played in 2013 Berlinale Forum Expanded
The Cleaners, Konstantinos Georgousis (Greece), IDFA competition entry
Gangster of Love, Nebojša Slijepčević (Croatia-Germany-Romania), winner of audience award at Zagrebdox and competition entry at Karlovy Vary
The Grocer, Dimitris Koutsiabasakos (Greece), audience award winner at the Thessaloniki Documentary Film Fest
My Fathers, My Mother & Me, Paul-Julien Robert (Austria), world premiere Visions du Réel
My Kith and Kin, Rodion Ismailov (Azerbaijan), world premiere Visions du Réel
Regina, Diana Groó ♀ (Hungary-UK-Germany)
Sickfuckpeople, Juri Rechinsky (Austria)
Unplugged, Mladen Kovačević (Serbia-Finland), world premiere Visions du Réel
The Verdict, Djuro Gavran (Croatia)
When I Was a Boy, I Was a Girl, Ivana Todorović ♀ (Serbia), Berlinale Shorts title
GALA SCREENING - OUT OF COMPETITION
Occupation, the 27th Picture, Pavo Marinković (Czech Republic-Croatia)
Sarajevo Film Festival Competition Program screens world, international and regional premieres of feature, short, animated and documentary films from: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Malta, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldavia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.
Films selected in Competition Programmes for feature, short and documentary film compete for the prestigious Heart of Sarajevo Awards.
Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film - 16,000 Euros
Special Jury Prize - 10,000 Euros
Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actress - 2,500 Euros
Heart of Sarajevo for Best Actor - 2,500 Euros
Short and Animated Film
Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film - 2,500 Euros
Heart of Sarajevo for Best Film - 3,000 Euros
CineLink, the backbone of the festival’s Industry Section, is a development and financing platform for carefully selected feature projects from Southeast Europe suited for European co-production. With an average conversion rate of its selected projects from development to production at 60% over the past decade, CineLink has grown into one of the most successful development and financing platforms in Europe. With its CineLink, CineLink Plus and Work in Progress sections it caters for projects in all stages of development, as well as projects in production and postproduction. CineLink also offers an awards fund of over 160,000 Euros in cash and services.
CineLink is open for feature-length fiction film projects with potential for theatrical distribution, created by authors from Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Malta, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldavia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.
As part of CineLink, a new project called Regional Forum was first launched in 2009, organised in cooperation with Screen International, one of the leading global magazines in film industry. Regional Forum, conceived as a platform offering a discussion framework for relevant national and regional film organisations and professionals from Southeast Europe, also encourages the harmonisation of national film policies and offers a possibility for exchange of good ideas and practices.
SARAJEVO TALENT CAMPUS
Sarajevo Talent Campus, the educational and networking platform for emerging filmmakers from Southeast Europe, was launched in 2007 in cooperation with Berlin International Film Festival and Berlinale Talent Campus. The programme offers inspiring lectures, panel discussions, and active critical debates, complemented by workshops, practical tutorials, screenings and inter-festival excursions for participants.
The 7th Sarajevo Talent Campus, taking place from the 18th to the 24th of August, will be inviting scriptwriters, directors, actors, producers and film critics. Participation in Sarajevo Talent Campus is open to candidates from: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Croatia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Malta, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldavia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey.
18th SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVAL BY NUMBERS:
• 21 PROGRAMMES
• 210 FILMS FROM 57 COUNTRIES
• 10 VENUES
• 330 EMPLOYEES and 280 VOLUNTEERS
• MORE THAN 1000 ACCREDITED GUESTS
• MORE THAN 800 ACCREDITED MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES FROM 32 COUNTRIES
• MORE THAN 100,000 VISITORS AT ALL THE PROGRAMS
SARAJEVO CITY OF FILM
As the continuation of the activities in accordance with the goals set by the Sarajevo Talent Campus, the Sarajevo City of Film Fund was launched in 2008.
The project is aimed at testing the knowledge and experience gained by the Sarajevo Talent Campus participants through the practical application in realisation of low-budget short films, as well as development of cooperation between the young creative authors whose work represents the future of the regional cinematography.
Sarajevo City of Film Project has so far led to the filming of 20 short films screened worldwide and won numerous festivals awards.